My father raised my sister and me to be God-fearing women with high moral standards. He became an ordained minister when I was just a little girl, and he guided me toward Jesus Christ and His offer of everlasting life. The way my father did that was by being a living example of the qualities he taught me. Patience, love, hope, perseverance . . . you know, all the great qualities we all admire. At the age of seven, I understood the sacrifice Jesus made for me and wanted to join His family. My father was right there to help me know the words to say in the prayer of salvation. He's been there for me when I struggled to understand things about the Bible or about life in general. He's been my earthly rock as Jesus has been my heavenly one. My father has been a great role model for me, and I love him very much. He always had high expectations for me to try to reach, and strive for those goals I did. I have turned out to be a woman with high expectations in life and high moral standards that I live out daily in my life. My father taught me to be a living example of God's love toward those around me, and that is one lesson I will never forget. God bless you, each and every one who reads this!
~ Andrea Cox